It's no secret that I adore Pinterest.
I've given up a lot, a lot of interwebs time/sites to focus more on my fam (and that's a topic for another time), but I ain't giving up Pinterest.
Almost every night I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. From stuff, like, you know,
the Chewbacca dog.
I want one.
Or this little gem.
Everything about this picture wins.
And I just laugh and laugh and laugh. . . and I slap my knee and the hubs goes, "What?" and I just go "man, some people are so clever!" while I'm gasping for breath like an idiot and wiping my eyes.
And the recipes? Oh . .. the recipes. I'm on Pinterest at night, and every night, I'm hungry looking at all that deliciousness.
But. BUT. Have you kind of noticed something? Like, say, links that don't link to anything, really?
Links that go to websites that are in Russian, perhaps?
Links that are spam?
Pins with explanations that are totally and completely not what the post is about?
Perhaps you've seen the one touting that you don't need helium anymore to blow up a balloon, and we're all going, "Yeah! I can make a balloon float here at home! Screw you, dollar store!" except all it is and all the blogger ever meant for it to be was a science project for blowing up a balloon for kids?
They don't float, folks. I know. Darn.
This is gonna make me sound uptight. ("Mandi is so uptight, that if you put a lump of coal. . ." Never mind. Just know that in two weeks, you'd have a diamond.)
So, now, I check everything I pin. Like, check to make sure the pin is credited to the right place, it's not in Hindustani, and it is what I think it is.
Would you call me "anal retentive"? ("Yeah, but not to your face." Name that movie.)
Oh, and recipes. Don't get me started on recipes. I love them. I hate them. Sometimes.
This was a hit.
Prettiest dessert I ever made. and it was easy, too.
But don't get me started on the bad ones. Sooo frustrating to make something with expensive food that is a waste, know what I'm saying?
I'm not gonna call out the nasty recipe posts-- that's just mean. Take that crockpot orange chicken that's gone viral on Pinterest, for example:
I've heard it's total vomit by several people. But what if the girl who posted the recipe really likes vomit? She didn't know it was gonna go crazy on Pinterest and people weren't gonna love it. She doesn't deserve a smackdown.
'N that's why I quickly realized that a pin board for "DON'T EAT THIS SH$#!" would be rude. Or a pin board for craft/recipe/DIY fails entitled "WHAT WERE THEY SMOKING??" is totally uncalled for.
But what I can do,
is have a pin board that passed the test (i.e., it's a keeper recipe, it's in English, it is what it says it is, etc.).
And I shall call it. . . "Tried & True."
(Kara this syrup is amazing, by the way.)
So to make a long story short (WAY TOO LATE), if ya want, you can follow my Tried & True pinboard. Then you'll know I checked it out. 'S all I'm saying.